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Elkhart, Indiana


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The Cozy Corner 
by Steve Nauman
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  • Dec21Tue

    I Didn’t Do It!

    December 21, 2021 by Steve Nauman

    If the wind caused the back door to slam shut with a loud bang.... and if Flossie was in the store, she would yell out: "I didn't do it!" If someone dropped something and it made a loud noise..... if Flossie was in the store, she would yell out: "I didn't do it!" On the rare occasion that something made of glass should ever drop and break........

  • Nov13Sat

    17 Cents!

    November 13, 2021 by Steve Nauman

    One week after my first wife Laura and I were married, I started working in a farm store. It was everything I had hoped for and more! Just as the manager had promised, he soon made me assistant manager and for a while things couldn't be better at that job! Then one day the owners came in and were having a long meeting with the manager....

  • Oct25Mon

    Dormant….. Or Dead

    October 25, 2021 by Steve Nauman

    Many people say fall is their favorite season of the year! I guess I'm not part of that group. I'm all about SPRING! Part of the reason I don't like fall is, I don't enjoy the darkness and short days that continue right on through winter. I admit that I certainly do enjoy the colors of fall..... but the beauty always seems to fade away so...

  • Oct2Sat

    Soil Enhancement

    October 2, 2021 by Steve Nauman

    Ever since I was about 5 years old, I've had an ongoing interest in growing things--vegetables, flowers and even trees. The first little 'tidbits' of gardening knowledge came from paying attention to what my great grandfather and both grandfathers had to say when they were planting or working in their gardens. Even my great aunt taught me a...

  • Aug28Sat

    Do You Know Anyone In Buffalo?

    August 28, 2021 by Steve Nauman

    Those years I spent growing up and working in my father’s general store, taught me so much about people, business and how to enjoy life! It was a true country general store, with a U. S. Post Office in the back. There were individual mailboxes on the front side of the Post Office where people in town would come in to get their mail (and...

  • Jul31Sat

    Life’s Highway

    July 31, 2021 by Steve Nauman

    Have you ever wondered how once in a great while, it seems like God sent a friend into your life and you didn’t even realize it was happening? Maybe that sounds a little strange to you, or it’s never happened to you, but it has to me and I’m writing about it today!

    From the late 1980’s through the late 1990’s, I...

  • Jun18Fri

    Mountains And Valleys

    June 18, 2021 by Steve Nauman

    The highest elevation in the county of upstate NY where I grew up was almost 3400 ft. There were lots of rolling hills, valleys, streams and some mountains! It has been close to 45 years since I moved to Indiana, and every time I visit the area where I grew up I notice changes. The first is people! Just about everyone who was a generation older...

  • Apr22Thu

    Listen To them, But Follow Him

    April 22, 2021 by Steve Nauman

    Probably the most important thing I learned when I started working in my father’s store at age 7 was to listen, not talk. As a boy working in that little country store, I used to love just listening to some of the “old timers” telling stories that almost always began with: “well, years ago...” It was somewhat...

  • Mar16Tue

    The Orchard

    March 16, 2021

    We have an orchard on our little farm. There are several different varieties of apples, we also have some cherries, peaches, pears and grapes. It has taken over 25 years to get them all mature to the point where they are now, yet we are never guaranteed a crop of fruit! Once in a while we will get a late freeze that kills most of the blossoms...

  • Feb22Mon

    Angels And Stethoscopes

    February 22, 2021 by Steve Nauman

    This blog is possibly a little more personal than most that I’ve written because this one deals with Nurses. Personal, because for many years they were my main contact and constant point of help during the years of my first wife’s illness. Now, it’s still personal because I have two sisters who have been nurses, one just...

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